Bilingual books launched at AFCC 2015
Bilingual books launched at AFCC 2015

Celebrating Our Stars is a special evening event dedicated to Singapore authors, illustrators, publishers, distributors and publishing professionals. 

The Guest of Honour for this event will be Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

This year, AFCC features a review of children’s book publishing in Singapore, and the trends that have shaped and reshaped the children’s literary landscape in the island-nation and beyond. The Samsung KidsTime Authors’ Award (SKTAA), an award for picture books from ASEAN, will also be given out during this event. It awards up to 20 Grand Prizes of $2,000 SGD and the creation of mobile apps and e-books for the winning entries for the Samsung KidsTime app.

6:30pm Arrival of Guests
6:50pm Arrival of Guest of Honour
7:00pm Opening Remarks by Festival Director
7:05pm SKTAA Award Ceremony
7:35pm Presentation
     Chinese language children’s books in Singapore by Lee Kow Fong
     Malay language children’s books in Singapore by Nurelhudaa Jaffar
     Tamil language children’s books in Singapore by Ilangoh Thanabalan
7:55pm Launch of Beyond Words books
8.15pm Dinner and Networking Session (dinner is hosted by the National Library Board)